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Dems block Gorsuch confirmation; As promised, Bennet doesn’t take part

The vote was 55-45, short of the 60 needed to advance Gorsuch over procedural hurdles to a final vote. All 44 Democrats and independents voted against advancing Gorsuch, and for procedural reasons, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cast his vote with them to enable the vote to be reconsidered. Many senators voted from their seats, […]

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WOTUS order could take years to resolve

President Donald Trump signs the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) executive order, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, which directs the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw and review the rule. It would have expanded the number of waterways that are federally protected under the Clean Water Act. The move was cheered by Colorado's GOP Congressional delegation. (AP File Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A controversial federal rule designed to provide clarity for protection of America’s water resources, and now under a presidential order for change or elimination, could cause further confusion and take the rest of President Donald Trump’s term in office to be resolved, according to two Colorado State University researchers and news reports. The order was […]

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Bennet between proverbial rock and hard place

Colorado's Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, for the vote to confirm Interior Secretary-designate Ryan Zinke along with colleagues from left Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. Bennet has refused interviews about his decision-making process on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee and fellow Coloradan Neil Gorsuch. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
While his vote may be in the minority regarding Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s position and intent toward the process and Gorsuch himself have fueled political speculation and concerns over consequences. Gorsuch, a Colorado native and Denver-based federal appeals court judge, was nominated by President Donald Trump […]

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